The Architecture of Dreams
My first house was a small frame home built in the 40’s. A small wooden box.
Two bedrooms, one small bath, a itty bitty kitchen, single living room
and an attached one car garage. Did I mention it was small?
Over the years I completely remodeled it, put in central air,
converted the one car garage to expand the living area … but also
took some advice from an architect.
He said “Make the ceilings tall.”
“How Tall?” I asked.
He said, “Sky’s the limit, you can’t have a ceiling too tall.”
So I took his advice and in my itty bitty old box house I raised the
ceiling in my slightly bigger living space to over 10′.
It made the place feel spacious.
Never forgot that.
Small walls … Tall ceilings.
It has become my analogy for having “LOFTY” goals … not necessarily “BIG” ones.
Most of the time we are constrained by realistic limitations … and
the limitations force us to get creative … and go in a different
direction … like UPWARDS.
A little firm can have a lofty goal of being the absolute best company
in their category in their community … as opposed to simply having
more and more and more “average” stores.
You don’t have to make a hundred million dollars, win a Nobel peace prize or write a New York Times Bestseller to have larger-than-life ambitions. You can have small but LOFTY goals to change one…small… corner… of the planet.
A box without a top is the architecture of dreams.